I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre of Excellence in Biological Interactions (University of Jyväskylä), more specifically, at the Evolution of Predator-Prey Interactions group, led by Prof. Johanna Mappes. From March to May 2017, I was also a Honorary Research Fellow at Macquarie University, working at A/Prof. Darrell Kemp’s Evolutionary Ecology Lab. From September 2018, I will be an Academy of Finland Research Fellow.
My main interests lie in the interface between behavioural and evolutionary ecology, particularly in different aspects of communication, animal colouration, anti-predator strategies, parental care, aggression, territoriality and life history trade-offs. My current study systems are poison frogs, wood tiger moths, blue and great tits.
Before joining the CoE in Jyväskylä, I did my doctoral studies under the supervision of Prof. John Endler, starting at the Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour, University of Exeter (UK) and finishing at the Centre for Integrative Ecology, Deakin University (Australia). My PhD research focused on understanding the apparent paradox of colour pattern variation in aposematic species (see full CV here).